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205-192 Spadina Ave
Toronto, ON M5T 2C2 Canada

October 2019

Training: Resident Engagement Meets Human-Centered Design

October 24 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Civic Hall Toronto, 205-192 Spadina Ave
Toronto, ON M5T 2C2 Canada

Part 2 of our Resident Engagement fall event series Residents are keen to have a say in the decisions that affect them. Conventional public consultation processes are rife with challenges, which impacts the kinds of policies and services that come out of the public service, and who has a say in their development. The mindset and framework of human-centered design or design thinking offer tools to shift from resident consultation to co-design. When done well, effectively engaging residents in the…

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November 2019

Training: Human-Centered Design: Introduction to Inclusive Usability Testing

November 14 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Civic Hall Toronto, 205-192 Spadina Ave
Toronto, ON M5T 2C2 Canada

Too often, technology products and services that are meant to improve the lives of everyday people are researched, designed and prototyped entirely behind closed doors. Government institutions must undertake the monumental task of providing products and services that work well for a range of residents and many that are underserved. As such, it is paramount that governments test with potential users and in an inclusive manner. Led by Marisa Bernstein, Program Manager of GRIT Toronto, this workshop will introduce participants…

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Office Hours

November 29 @ 8:00 am - 10:00 am
Civic Hall Toronto, 205-192 Spadina Ave
Toronto, ON M5T 2C2 Canada
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Join us on November 29 for a special morning edition of our Office Hours! Drop by before work to connect with staff from Civic Hall Toronto and our government member teams over coffee and bagels. Our Office Hours are a casual, drop-in event that’s meant to create connections between people inside and outside government, as well as between public servants. Curious about what City of Toronto staff are working on? Got a burning question? Have a project idea you’d like…

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December 2019

Training: Agile for Public Good

December 10 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Civic Hall Toronto, 205-192 Spadina Ave
Toronto, ON M5T 2C2 Canada

Developed and led by agile trainer Matt Thompson, Agile for Public Good is a hands-on workshop covering agile basics that work in the real world. The challenge is simple: agile methods like Scrum really work – but are often intimidating to implement, require more training than busy professionals really want or need, and can be hard to apply in hybrid or non-technical teams working in areas other than software development. Agile for Public Good is a workshop designed to bridge…

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